Every couple of years we go through the same thing: Key tax credits for the wind industry come close to expiring, Congress does nothing until the last minute (if anything), and we see disruption in the wind sector.
Despite the tens of thousands of jobs, the billions in local economic activity, the immense bipartisan support, and the technological progress being made in this country, Congress is still holding the wind industry hostage through inaction on the Production Tax Credit. All the while, oil and gas companies enjoy permanent tax credits for all kinds of activity. The standards we’ve created in energy incentives are mind boggling.
Rather than grovel on Capitol Hill, a coalition of wind energy companies is hitting back with a more aggressive message through the Save USA Wind Jobs campaign. The group features a range of blade and turbine manufacturers, truckers, components producers, developers, maintenance companies, and advocacy organizations.
Are members of Congress ready to listen? Or will they ignore the thousands of businesses around the country that would be negatively impacted by an expiration of this key tax credit?